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 History of this Word

"zygo" is from "zugon" (yoke or pair) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"zygo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "pair" or "union" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

zygo- illustration The zygote will form a thick, pitted wall around itself to form the zygospore.
zygo- illustration The flowers are bisexual and zygomorphic.